The Democratic primary contender is the leading proponent of mindfulness in American politics. He talked to Lion’s Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod about how to address the trauma the heart of America.
Mental Health Archives
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The teachers are asked how a meditator deals with episodes of depression.
I’m in psychotherapy and it’s been very helpful to me. Now that I’ve started doing Buddhist meditation, should I give up therapy?
A new article in The Atlantic says more Americans with mental illness are turning to Buddhism for mental health treatment. Experts might advise otherwise.
I’ve been a Zen practitioner for thirty years. Ten years ago I was in a deep depression. If I sat down to meditate, demons would torment me.
Meditation wasn’t designed to heal psychological wounds, explains Debra Flics. She cautions not to see it as a replacement for psychotherapy.
Zen teacher Brad Warner on the time he considered suicide—and the different kind of death he chose.
Carina Stone on the tragic death of her husband, the Buddhist teacher Michael Stone, the challenges he faced, and the gifts he gave.
Karen Kissel Wegela on therapy that starts with your basic sanity, not your neuroses.
A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.